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updated: 7/21/2011 4:48 PM

Buffalo Grove man gets community service for mailbox damage

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A Cook County judge ordered a 20-year-old Buffalo Grove man to pay nearly $4,000 in restitution and perform 80 hours of community service after he pleaded guilty to damaging numerous mailboxes earlier this year.

The court sentenced Jordan M. Weiman to 24 months supervision after he pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge of damaging property, specifically Buffalo Grove mailboxes during an early January spree. A misdemeanor is punishable by up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine. Probation is also an option.

Authorities say Weiman used a relative's car to either damage or destroy mailboxes along Harvard Lane, University Drive, Downing Road, Selwyn Lane, Eton Court, Palmgren Court and Westchester Road.

A portion of a back bumper with the license plate attached -- found at the scene -- led police to the owner, who informed them Weiman had taken the car without permission.

The court ordered Weiman to pay $3,900 in restitution and $350 in fines.